It isn’t long to go until its May 28th, the opening day of Google I/O 2015, and that means that we are getting closer to finding out what Android M will bring, and the surprises Google has in store for us.
Motorola’s Moto G (2013) has begun receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop. This comes only a couple days after the Moto E (2014) received the bump to Android 5.1.
Developers working with software developed by Cyanogen have access to a new open source platform SDK that is loaded with APIs from the company itself and the CyanogenMod community.
It looks Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is getting some added protection. The carrier is pushing out a new update to their Samsung Galaxy Note 4, further protecting the device against thievery.
Over the next few months, Cyanogen should have a stronger force in penetrating emerging markets. The software developer has plans to hire talent for an office that would open this summer in either Bangalore or Dehli. The new office in India would be home to as many as fifty employees, all helping Cyanogen bring its software to the billions of people located in that part of the world.
Expect to see Cyanogen acquire startups, too, as a way to expand its portfolio.
Via: Fone Arena
As of yesterday, T-Mobile is pushing out a new firmware upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.1, bringing the device to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Among all of the hardware manufacturers using Android as their operating system, the Chinese companies seem to be the most reluctant on going all-in with Google’s offering.
Motorola’s Moto E (2nd Gen) recently got the update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and now it looks like it’s the first generation’s turn.
Many would agree that Amazon’s Instant Video app is clunky on the Android TV. However, since at its core is the Android OS, apps can still be sideloaded. Thanks to XDA user brar.arsh, there is a solution for a quality Instant Video app on Android TV devices.
Despite recent confirmation that Galaxy Note 2 wouldn’t be receiving Lollipop, Samsung Danmark took to Twitter that some variants of the device would be getting it.
Samsung Galaxy Note 2’s out of Denmark (CSC code: NEE) will get the update. In another tweet, Samsung Danmark said both the Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) and the Galaxy Note 2 4G (G5-N7105) will get Lollipop. However, the updates will occur at different times, and there is currently no info as to which one will come first.
It’s a known fact that old technology–even if its only three years–often doesn’t get updated to the latest and greatest, such as Android 5.0 Lollipop. We’ve seen this time and time again with Samsung and LG devices. Thankfully, Galaxy S4 owners aren’t apart of that crowd, and users touting the device on Sprint should be getting the update sometime today.
Nexus 9 owners have had a rough time of it, besides being seemingly ignored when it came to the Android 5.1 update, they were also trolled when Google pushed out a measly 23MB update the other day. Now it seems, at long last, that Nexus 9 owners can bask in the goodness that is Android 5.1 Lollipop.
The bug this update fixes only happens in rare situations, such as having an encrypted phone with “PIN to start” enabled. When you power on the phone and use the emergency dialer shortcut, you will be able to hear the dispatcher, but the dispatcher cannot hear you, Motorola says.